Poitou-Charentes is an administrative region in south-western France comprising four departments: Charente, Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres and Vienne. The regional capital is Poitiers. The port of La Rochelle rivals Poitiers in economic importance.
Farming is important to the economy; wheat, corn and cattle are raised. Industries produce machinery, chemicals and dairy products.
Cognac (AOC): A Traditional Spirit from Western France
Regardless of the way it is consumed, Cognac is, from the far East to the American continent and in Europe, synonymous with great quality, France and its art de vivre. The product is so popular that, worldwide, more than 300 bottles of Cognac are sold per minute—that’s five per second.